On Sunday, the final of ICC World Cup 2019 was a thrilling match of all time, which included some heart-stopping drama and unexpected turn of events. After a dramatic super-over, England defeated New Zealand in order to lay their hands on the ICC World Cup trophy for the first time. However, England won the World Cup by the slightest possible margin – the number of boundaries that have been hit by both teams, England had 26 against 17 by New Zealand.
The game has been engrossing throughout. However, the final over witnessed a lot of twists and turns. England needed 15 runs to win from the last over which was bowled by Boult. Stokes was on strike with two wickets remaining. In the first two deliveries no run could be made. In the third ball, Stokes delivered a six. In the fourth ball, in order to complete two runs, stokes bat hit the ball and it was again redirected towards the pavilion. Umpire signaled it as six as the ball crossed the boundary. Three runs were needed to win the match from two balls. Stokes hit hard and Adil Rashid was run out while trying to take a second. Two was needed from one ball. A perfect throw from Neesham and Mark Wood couldn’t be seen anywhere. The match got tied and it went to super-over.
During the super-over, England mustered to make only 15 runs. New Zealand who was almost on the verge of victory few minutes ago needed 16 runs to win. Even Neesham and Guptill tried hard they couldn’t help their team to reach the victory line. The match tied in the super over and on the basis of more boundaries hit by a team, England was declared the winner.